Fresh details have surfaced online for the highly-anticipated HD DVD release of 'Heroes: Season One,' with the set now expected to include bonus features exclusive to the next-gen release.
One of the site's readers, Nick Grugin, brought back a report from the recent Wizard World convention held in Los Angeles, which hosted a panel featuring the 'Heroes' creators and key creative personnel.
Among the tidbits revealed is a planned simultaneous DVD and HD DVD release for 'Heroes: Season One,' though no date has yet been set. Extras planned for the HD DVD version include a newly-cleared 72-minute original pilot episode, which first debuted at San Diego's ComiCon early last year. The show's producers also hope to include additional extras exclusive to the next-gen release, disc space permitting.
While a firm release date for 'Heroes: Season One' has not yet been announced by the series' home video distributor, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, an August launch is currently expected, following a recent online leak of the studio's entire 2007 HD DVD line-up.
With so few TV on high-def titles currently in the marketplace, the show's fast-growing cult audience coupled with a very HD-ready visual style makes 'Heroes: Season One' easily one of the more anticipated next-gen titles of this year.
We'll certainly keep you posted on further 'Heroes' news as soon as it is officially confirmed. Watch this space!
In the meantime, we've added the title to the "Release Dates Pending" section of our complete HD DVD Release Schedule.